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Bod-Inc: E-039

Eusebius Caesariensis



Analysis of Content

[a1v] Mombritius, Boninus: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Historias quicunque suo cum tempore quaeris | Hoc tibi non amplo codice, lector, habes'; 5 elegiac distichs.

[a1v] Mombritius, Boninus: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Qui cupis annosi prius abdita tempora mundi | Noscere transcriptos hos emat aere libros'; 4 elegiac distichs.

[a1v] Mombritius, Boninus: [Verse addressed to the reader.] Incipit: ‘Quicquid ab exortu mundique recentibus horis | Pene sub hos gestum creditur esse dies'; 2 elegiac distichs.

[a2r] [Exhortation to the scribe.] PG XIX 325-6.

[a2r] Hieronymus: [Introductory letter, addressed to] Vincentius and Galienus [i.e. Gennadius]. ‘Praefatio'. Eusebius, Die Chronik des Hieronymus, Eusebius Werke, 7, ed. Rudolf Helm, 2 pts (Berlin, 1984), I 1-7. See CPG 3494. For an assessment of Mombritius's edition and its similarity to the manuscript tradition represented by Oxford, Merton College, MS. 315, see Eusebius, Chronici canones, Latine uertit, adauxit, ad sua tempora produxit S. Eusebius Hieronymus, ed. James Knight Fortescue (London, 1923), pp. v–vi.

[a3v] Eusebius Caesariensis: ‘Epithome quod breuiarium sonat'. [Also known as Eusebii interpretata praefatio.] Translated by Hieronymus. ed. Helm I 7-19.

[a6r] [Eusebius pseudo-(?)]: ‘De nominibus gentium totius orbis'. Incipit: ‘[E]t facti sunt omnes dies Noe nongenti quinquaginta anni . . .’ Explicit: quæ uocatur hieria

[a8r] ‘Demensuratio prouinciarum'. Paul Schnabel, ‘Die Weltkarte des Agrippa als wissenschaftliches Mittelglied zwischen Hipparch und Ptolomaeus', Philologus, 90 (1935), 403-40, at 425-31.

[a9v] [Eusebius pseudo-(?): Exordium libri.] ‘Incipiunt tempora totius seculi'. PL XXVII 61-76; Eusebius, Chronicorum liber prior, ed. Alfred Schoene (Berlin, 1875), Appendix II, 43-9.

[b2v] [Eusebius pseudo-(?)]: ‘Reges gentium diuersarum'. Eusebius, Chronicorum liber prior, ed. Schoene, Appendix I, 25-38, with minor variations, and the dynasties listed in a different order; also PL XXVII 77-105, including the supplementary material published in the notes in cols 104-5.

[b9v] Eusebius Caesariensis: Chronicon. Translated by Hieronymus. ed. Helm I 20a-231.

[t7r] Hieronymus: [Continuation of Chronicon.] ed. Helm I 231-50.

[u4v] Prosper Tiro Aquitanus: [Continuation of Chronicon.] Prosper, Epitoma chronicon, ed. Theodor Mommsen, MGH Auctores antiquissimi, 9 (Berlin, 1892), 460-80, with a few variations.

[x2v] [Note by the editor stating that he has edited Palmerius's work so as to eliminate material which duplicates the preceding works.] Incipit: ‘Quae sequuntur ex Matthaei Palmerii Florentini uiri quidem diligentissime libro de temporibus ad verbum transumpta sunt . . .’

[x3r] Palmerius Florentinus, Matthaeus: [Continuation of the Chronicon.] Incipit: ‘Anno domini Pontificum 445. Euticiana haeresis Constantinopoli exoritur . . .’ Explicit: Mediolenses Laudem receperunt


Imprint: [Milan]: Philippus de Lavagnia, [c.1474-5]. 4°.

Remarks: The printer's name appears on the first leaf. The copy in Parma Palatina belonged to Nicodemo Tranchedini who listed this book, among others, in his Zibaldone under the date 19 June 1475 (P. Parodi, in Giornale storico delle province parmensi, 20 (1920), 162-4).


Collation: [a10+1 b–z A B8 C6].


ISTC: ie00116000

GW: GW 9432;

Hain: HCR 6716;

Goff: Goff E‑116;

BMC: BMC VI 703;

Proctor: Pr 5851;

Others: Oates 2265.5; Rhodes 743; Sheppard 4814.

LCN: 14864576


Copy number: E-039(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [C6].

Binding: Early nineteenth-century French gold-tooled blue morocco, with pink silk pastedowns and gold-tooled turn-ins, by Simier; ‘Rel. P. Simier' at the tail of the spine; the gold stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.

Size: 268 × 200 × 37 mm.

Size of leaf: 254 × 182 mm.

Provenance: Joseph Sams; inscription on front endleaf: ‘Purchased of Samms, Darlington, 1823'; see manuscript additions to Catalogue (1823), fol. 2v; purchased for £3. 13. 6: see Books Purchased (1823), 4.

Former Bodleian shelfmarks: Auct. O 5.28; Auct. P 4.5.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 2.12.

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